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Locket's Meadow Farm

Added: 07/03/2010 9:24pm. Last updated: 04/17/2017 7:47pm
General Information
Stable manager/owner: Shannon McMahon
Stable website:
Type of stable: public

Address and Contact
Street: 771 Litchfield Turnpike
City: Bethany
State: CT
ZIP Code: 06524
Phone number: (203)443-4350

Property Profile
Approximate size of property: unknown
Approximate number of horses on property: 25-49
Approximate age of stalls: 10-25 years old
Types/sizes of stalls: Box stall
Number of arenas: 1-5
Type of footing in the arenas: unknown
Number of turnouts: 11-15
Type of turnout: both grass and dirt
Access to trails or bridle path: unknown
Approx. number of vets in service area: 1-5
Approx. number of farriers in service area: 1-5

Number of trainers on premises: 1
Trainers for which disciplines: Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Gymkhana, Therapeutic

Disciplines supported: Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Gymkhana, Therapeutic
Type of feed: Timothy hay
Supplemental feeding services: unknown
Frequency of stall cleaning: once a day
Horse shows held: no
Indoor or covered arena available: yes
Eventing course available: no
Eventing course level: N/A
Race track available: no
Hot walker or Euroxciser available: none
Grooming/care services available: yes
Number of crossties: 1-5
Number of hitching posts: none
Number of washracks: 1-5
Heated water in washracks: yes
Breeding facilities available: no
Trailer parking available: yes
Grazing available: yes

General boarding costs: unknown
Cost of trailer parking: unknown

Other features: Lesson packages starting at $170 for four lessons and lease packages starting at $220 a month.

Information is updated by stable manager

Reviews for Locket's Meadow Farm

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Reviewed by Thinktwice on 04/01/2016 11:33am
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Reviewed by Anonymous on 04/29/2011 6:17pm
82 out of 272 people found this review helpful
What I like:
I loved the indoor at Locket's Meadow. It is bright and extremely spacious with a rampy to get on horses.
What needs improvement:
There is no communication. The owner of the barn doesn't know how to treat volunteers or riders. I left the barn because she started nasty rumors about my riding instructor who left (not an uncommon thing. Anyone who has left the barn abruptly has had rumors made up about them), and never called me to see if I was still interested in riding at her farm. She has wayyyy too many animals for her small farm, and just keeps on sectioning land on her property to makes more pastures for horses. She won't put down horses who need to be put down, for example there was one horse who had cancer, and it took her a year and a half to call the vet out for the poor horse. I would not suggest anyone to volunteer or ride here at all. PROCEED WITH CAUTION WHEN DEALING WITH LOCKET'S MEADOW.
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Reviewed by Brie on 07/03/2010 9:38pm
103 out of 263 people found this review helpful
What I like:
Amazing!!!!!!!!! This isn't a snooty stable where all the students scream if they get a bit of dirt on their boots.They have great horses, all students fall in love with at least one. I rode here for a year then took a break. I will soon start up again. The trainers to me are great with both adults and kids from 6 to 106. :) I believe most horses here are rescues. One has some Man O War in him!!!!!!! Although if you ride here beware.... you wont be able to stop!
What needs improvement:
I believe that this stable is as close to perfect as possible.... but it does have some quirks.

1.) The paddoks need to have a bit more grass

2.) Some of the horses are a bit... Fat

3.) This stable teaches a differing variety of dicplines. English and western, as well. So if you are loking at just one discipline.... sorry.

There are others, but go give it a chance. Anyone can see that this stable wasn't made for profit, it was made for the horses to get a second chance. Only true horselovers willing to work can see that this stable is one of the best.
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